The Department of Trade and Industry is always looking at ways of improving the nation’s safety.
Now the DTI’s Consumer Safety Unit has turned its attentions towards reducing the number of injuries sustained from the misuse of fireworks.
One possibility being discussed is raising the minimum age for purchasing the pretty, exploding, gun-powder decorations from 16 to 18. However, this would raise an interesting conundrum.
While Britain’s youth can sign on the dotted line to serve in Her Majesty’s armed forces when they are sixteen – and get their arms and legs blown off for the sake of our Liz – they will not be allowed to buy sparklers, because they are unsafe.